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Bill Young

February 24, 2014 by Phil Major

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Born: 
Monday, October 15, 1945
Died: 
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Funeral: 
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 14:00
Location: 
White's Funeral Home Chapel
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home 130 Houston Avenue Weatherford, TX 76086

Bill Robert Young, 68, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Service is set for 2 p.m. Thursday at White's Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Santo North Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
Mr. Young was born Oct. 15, 1945 in Midland to Alvin and Helen Young. He graduated from Midland Lee High School and West Texas State University, now West Texas A&M, with a bachelor's degree in psychology. While in college, Bill was involved in ROTC, which led him to serve in the U.S. Army after graduating. He served two years and rose to the rank of first lieutenant.
Young married Susan Lacey March 31, 1990 and they had two daughters. He supported his family by working as a QA engineer for General Dynamics, now Lockheed Martin. After dedicating many years to General Dynamics, Bill decided he would like to spend more time with his daughters and became a stay-at-home dad.
Continuing his legacy as a public servant, Bill served on the Hudson Oaks City council. Bill was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother and friend and showed many people the meaning of public service. He will be greatly missed.
Young was preceded in death by his father, Alvin Young, and brother, Ray Young.
Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Susan Young; daughters, Sarah Young and Rachel Young; mother, Helen Young; brother, Dan Young and wife, Mary; and several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Norma Lou Andrews Eskew

February 24, 2014 by Phil Major

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Born: 
Friday, August 5, 1932
Died: 
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Funeral: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 13:00
Location: 
Aledo-Brown Cemetery
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Norma Lou Andrews Eskew, 81, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.
Graveside service is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Aledo-Brown Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford, 76086.
Mrs. Eskew was born Aug. 5, 1932 in Marietta, Okla. to Roy and Dorothy Andrews. She and her family moved to Texas during her childhood where she attended Trimble Tech High School. There, she met the love of her life, Bill E. Eskew. After Norma and Bill graduated high school, they married in January 1951. Bill joined the U.S. Marine Corps and Norma followed him wherever he was stationed. They had two children and moved to Aledo in 1966.
Norma liked being outdoors, working in her yard, and cooking. She also enjoyed taking family trips to the ocean. But what she loved most was being surrounded by her family. Her family was her life and she loved them with all of her heart. She will be greatly missed.
Eskew was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Houston Andrews and Dorothy Hinton Tines Andrews; husband of 56 years, Bill E. Eskew; granddaughters, Amy Lou Carroll and Rachael Ann Eskew; and sister, Dorothy Jean Duncan.
Survivors include a daughter, Susan Eskew Wiley and husband, Jimmie Joe; son, Brinkley Earl Eskew, all of Aledo; brother, Roy T. Andrews and wife, Sherry, of Aledo; sisters, Carolyn K. Richeson and husband, Jimmy, of Benbrook, and Judy A. Wright and husband, Tom, of Marietta, Ga.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary Evelyn (Cline) Beauregard

February 21, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Sunday, March 9, 1924
Died: 
Friday, February 21, 2014
Funeral: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Funeral Home, 101 N.E. 4th Ave., Mineral Wells
Memorials may be made to: 
The family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Mineral Wells, 940-325-3311

Mary Evelyn (Cline) Beauregard died Feb. 21, 2014 in Mineral Wells.
Graveside service is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sturdivant Cemetery in Mineral Wells. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at White's Funeral Home, 101 N.E. 4th Ave., Mineral Wells, 76067.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice.
Evelyn, as she preferred to be called, was born March 9, 1924 in Mineral Wells to Pearl Cordelia (Peters) Cline and Alvin Benjamin Cline. She married Joseph "Al" Beauregard Dec. 4, 1943 in Fort Worth. During their 68 years of marriage, they lived in Haverhill, Mass., Frankfort and Munich Germany, Lawton, Okla., and El Paso before settling down in Mineral Wells following retirement from the U.S. Army in 1966. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and loved to sing. She had a gentle, loving nature and always had a smile and a kind word for everyone she met. Being an only child, Evelyn always dreamed of having a large family. She and Al were blessed with eight children, four boys and four girls.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Al Beauregard, and sons, Stephen Beauregard and John Beauregard, all of Mineral Wells
Survivors include sons, Tom Beauregard of Fort Worth, Mike Beauregard and wife, Sunny, of Weatherford; daughters, Jo Franks and husband, Don of Enterprise, Ala., Jacque Van Dyke and husband, Donn of Sacramento, Cal., Pattie Peabody and husband, Danny, of Mineral Wells, Angela Lee and husband, Darrin, of Mineral Wells; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Frank Guerry

February 20, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Sunday, November 11, 1923
Died: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Funeral: 
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 10:30
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Frank Guerry, 90, of Weatherford, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at his Weatherford residence.
Funeral is set for 10:30 a.m. Monday in White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford. Interment is in Authon Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mr. Guerry was born Nov. 11, 1923, in Olney to the late Irvin and Irene Tinker Guerry. He served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS North Carolina during World War II and in 1951 he married Margie Griffith, the mother of his two daughters. Frank later married the former Emma Jean Baze on Dec. 23, 1977. He retired from General Dynamics after a lengthy and dedicated career and was a member of Whitt Lodge #624.
Guerry was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Jean Baze; brothers, Randal Guerry and Elmo Guerry; a sister, Doris Tucker; and a step-son, Dan Baze.
Survivors include daughters, Dianne Guerry of Arlington, and Barbara McMahon of Chicago, Ill.; step-sons, Randy and Ricky Baze of Sherman; brother, Vernon Guerry and wife, Ruth, of Weatherford; sister, Frances Long; and a host of loving family and friends.

Michelle Dawn Rankin

February 20, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Monday, May 7, 1973
Died: 
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Funeral: 
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 14:30
Location: 
White's Funeral Home, 105 Denver Trail, Azle
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home 105 Denver Trail Azle, TX 76020

Michelle Dawn Rankin, 40, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014.
Service is set for 2:30 p.m. Monday at White's Funeral Home, 105 Denver Trail, Azle. Interment is in Ash Creek Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at White's Funeral Home.
Rankin was born May 7, 1973 in Milford, Del. to Donald and Sally Rankin. She attended Azle High School and enjoyed being a CNA. Michelle had been the manager of several restaurants. She loved animals, especially her little Snuggle Bea,r and loved to be with people.
Survivors include her soul mate, Christopher Hyden; father, Don Rankin and wife, Cynthia; mother, Sally Rankin Martin and husband, Richard; brothers, Donald Rankin II, Jason Rankin, Matthew Rankin and significant other, Crystal Montez; sister, Sandy Rankin; stepbrother, Robert Grozier and wife, Sherry; faithful four-legged friend, Snuggle Bear; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Edward D. Jackson

February 19, 2014 by Phil Major

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Died: 
Friday, February 14, 2014
Funeral: 
Friday, February 28, 2014 - 14:00
Location: 
Doss Heritage and Culture Center, 1400 Texas Drive, Weatherford
Memorials may be made to: 
The family suggests donations to the Doss Center
Funeral Home: 
Winscott Road Funeral Home Benbrook, 817-249-1177

Edward D. Jackson, 80, died at his Annetta home Feb. 14, 2014.
Memorial service is set for 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28 at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center, 1400 Texas Drive, Weatherford.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Doss Center.
Jackson was an award-winning architect, a partner in Jackson & Ayers in Fort Worth, and later retired from Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford. His projects include many notable structures in Fort Worth and Weatherford.
A longtime member of Grace First Presbyterian Church in Weatherford, he made his home in Annetta in Parker County.
He was a graduate of Amarillo High School and Rice University and was a tremendous natural athlete, Southwest Conference discus champion, competitive diver in high school, and a round robin tennis player with a wicked serve.
Survivors include his wife, Susan; brother, Lawrence W. Jackson and wife, Joan; daughter, Betty Caveny and husband, Jim; daughter, Anne Mullins and husband, Marty; grandchildren, Holly Watson, Dana Jackson, Stewart Jackson, Jamie Watson, and Nadia DeKoch; five great-grandchildren; numerous extended family members; and countless professional colleagues.

Jim Fox

February 18, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Saturday, January 25, 1930
Died: 
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Funeral: 
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Jim Fox, 84, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, surrounded by family in Fort Worth.
Funeral is set for 10 a.m. Friday in White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford. Interment will be in Hill Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
James Fox was born Jan. 25, 1930, in Abilene, the second of four sons, to the late Elijah Martin and Norma Billingsley Fox. He served one year in the U.S. Navy and married the former Mary E. Phillips March 18, 1951. Jim was called back to the Navy in 1952 and served an additional two years on Guam during the Korean War. He was discharged after faithful service to his country, and came home and began a 40-year career of dedicated service with Convair, General Dynamics, and finally, Lockheed.
Fox was a longtime member of Highway Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Angie Jackson; a grandson, Justin David Fox; twin brother, Sam Fox; and brother, Bill Fox.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Mary Fox of Weatherford; sons, Gregory Fox and Michael Fox of Weatherford; grandchildren, Phillip, Amy, Josh, Melissa, Bailee, Jeremiah, Sarah, and Jacob; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Charles Fox and wife, Jenette, of San Antonio; friend, Nancy Fox of McAllen; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of loving church family and friends.

Oneal “Red” Coppedge

February 18, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Sunday, April 21, 1918
Died: 
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Funeral: 
Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 15:24
Location: 
Taylor Street Church of Christ in Hobbs, N.M.

Funeral services for Oneal “Red” Coppedge of Las Cruces, N.M., formerly of Hobbs, N.M., Weatherford and Aledo, were held Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Taylor Street Church of Christ in Hobbs with Dr. Eli Borden officiating. Burial followed at Prairie Haven Cemetery in Hobbs.
Mr. Coppedge, 95, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Haciendas Grace Village in Las Cruces. He was born April 21, 1918 in Rotan. He married Wilma Onez Whitlock Feb. 7, 1941 in Brownwood. They had been married 65 years when she died in 2006.
“Red” grew up in Rotan and Yuma, Ariz. He was a pioneer in the Hobbs oilfields, moving to Hobbs in 1936, working on the drilling rigs, and selling and servicing pumps, eventually owning his own company, Service Pump and Supply in Lovington, N.M. He was a member of the Taylor Street Church of Christ in Hobbs.
Survivors include a son, Robert “Bob” Coppedge and wife, Marie, of Las Cruces; daughters, Darlene Kszyminski and husband, Frank, of Hudson Oaks and Vanita Swift and husband, Chuck, of San Marcos; sisters, Gladys Williamson of Hobbs and Lovene Moore of Eunice, N.M.; brothers, Harold Coppedge and wife, Amy of Grapeland, Joe Coppedge and wife, Flo, of Springerville, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Juanita Hamzy

February 18, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Sunday, December 12, 1926
Died: 
Monday, February 17, 2014
Funeral: 
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 13:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Juanita Hamzy died with her family by her side Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at age 87.
Service is set for 1 p.m. Thursday in White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford. Interment will be in East Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at White's Funeral Home.
Hamzy was born Dec. 12, 1926, in Knoxville, Ark., the youngest of 13 children of James and Martha Young. On Sept. 9, 1942, Juanita married Pete Hamzy and they raised five children in Little Rock, Ark., and Benton, Ark., and in 1986 moved to Weatherford. Juanita loved to quilt and tend to her rose garden, but mostly she loved to cook for and be surrounded by her grandchildren and family.
Mamaw Nita was preceded in death by Pete, her husband of 57 years, in 1999; nine brothers; two sisters; and two grandsons.
Survivors include a brother, Glenn Young and wife, Rita, of Clarksville, Ark.; children, Sharon Saari and husband Steve, Shannon Hamzy and wife Janice, Pam Lyerly and husband James, Janet James, and Brad Hamzy and wife, Susie Stark; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; along with many friends whom she loved and considered family.

Tommy Landers

February 17, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Sunday, October 23, 1932
Died: 
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Funeral: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
Azle Church of Christ
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home 105 Denver Trail Azle, TX 76020

Tommy Landers, 81, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014.
 Service is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Azle Church of Christ., with burial in Meadowbrook Cemetery, Paris, Tex. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at White's Azle Funeral Home.
Landers was born Oct. 23, 1932 in Lake Creek to Autry L. and Lillie Dial Landers.
He graduated from Cooper High School and married Maejohn Johnson July 19, 1957 at College Church of Christ in Paris. He honorably served his country in the National Guard. Landers worked many years for Westinghouse and retired from Hobbs Trailer. He was a security guard at Eagle Mountain Marina. He was a faithful member of the Azle Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Maejohn Landers of Azle; daughter, Donna Hooton of Azle; son, Rusty Landers and wife, Marla of Rowlett; grandchildren, Cortney Alphin and husband, Brian of Azle, Britney Bowers and husband, Aaron of Azle, Jordan Hooton and wife, Deidra of Naples, Landon Hooton of Daingerfield, Autumn Landers of Rowlett, Aaron Landers of Rowlett; great-grandchildren, Haley, Piper and Lailah; sister, Bobbie Price; and many nieces, nephews and loving family members.

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